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Solve Complex Architectural Details With This 'Contour Duplicator Gauge'

19 February, 2019 - 07:00

Most of the materials that we use in the construction of our projects have shapes and dimensions that seek to facilitate their storage, transfer, and installation, being constituted in its majority by orthogonal modulations. These straight angles don't always fit with the irregularity of our designs, nor do they coincide exactly when encountering more organic materials or other specific elements such as ducts, pillars, or furniture.

This simple tool allows you to copy, duplicate, and measure complex contours so that the materials adapt perfectly to other elements. Its mobile 'teeth' must be pressed against the profile to obtain a mold of its shape, generating templates that will allow cutting and adjusting the original material with precision. Thus, the tool could even be useful for replicating or repairing unique details in restorations or refurbishments.

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OPEN Architects' Chapel of Sound Reimagines the Concert Hall

19 February, 2019 - 06:30
Cross section. Image © OPEN Architects Cross section. Image © OPEN Architects

Nestled in a valley north of Beijing, a building will soon be completed that may appear to have always been there, or to have emerged from and grown out of the surrounding stony landscape. OPEN Architects’ Chapel of Sound in Chengde, China was recently recognized in the 66th annual Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards, chosen as one of ten projects to receive the commendation. The P/A Awards focus on innovative, ongoing work that promotes new ways of thinking about architecture. The Chapel of Sound was noted for its creation of a new, progressive type of environment and its reimagining of an established typology.

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Eric Lapierre Experience

19 February, 2019 - 06:00
Eric Lapierre Experience
Chris Marker student housing . Paris Eric Lapierre Experience . photos: © Filip Dujardin . + espazium The largest Parisian students housing residence is built upon a public buses amenities : a 200 buses parking lot and a maintenance warehouse. It intends to define a new standard for student housing by improving dramatically spaces dedicated … Continue reading Eric Lapierre Experience

The Beauty in the Imperfections of Ruins in Architecture

19 February, 2019 - 06:00
© José Hevia © José Hevia

If walls could speak, they would have the most stories to tell - stories of antiquity, war, scandal, and reconciliation. Approaches to preservation are as varied as the architects behind them, but many take on the challenge with flair and restraint in equal measure. It is common to see preservation that combines ancient structure with contemporary features, creating beautiful combinations of old and new.

Take a look at some architectures from our projects database that highlight the beauty in the imperfections of ruins and great combinations of used and new materials.

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19 February, 2019 - 05:50
Extension Grieder-Swarovski . Küsnacht AFGH Architects . photos: © valentin jeck In 2015 the clients decided to build an underground extension and undertake a rearrangement of the house, whereby the building was divided into two independent apartments. The clients’ main apartment covered the ground and the first floor orientated both towards the garden encompassed by … Continue reading AFGH


19 February, 2019 - 05:28
PEARL BANK TOWER . Singapore MVRDV The MVRDV project team led by Winy Maas and Jacob van Rijs replied to the competition call with an efficient design of unique identity; a simple, multiplied floorplan composed of five apartment types rotates around one single core. The new tower is sensitive to its context, reminiscent of the … Continue reading MVRDV

Casa De Masi / Toti Semerano

19 February, 2019 - 05:00
© Stefano Zanardi © Stefano Zanardi
  • Architects: Toti Semerano
  • Location: Casarano, Italy
  • Category: Residential
  • Lead Architects: Toti Semerano
  • Design Team: Stefano Antonello, Giuseppe Apollonio, Mauro Aschedamini, Carolina Bozzi Colonna, Valeria Crasto, Luigi Cremonesi, Ludovica Fava, Iride Filoni, Clémentine Gautreau, Joao Loureiro, Marta Montinari, Andrea Piscopo, Sergio Rollo, Simone Romaro, Giuseppe Scarabello, Gunar Thom, Caterina Zaccaria, Stefano Zanardi, Salvatore Musarò, Stefano Sabato
  • Area: 4042.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Stefano Zanardi, Nicolò Gandolfi, Carossio

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LAGI 2019: Design the Future of Renewable Energy

19 February, 2019 - 04:00
Light Up, by NH Architecture, Ark Resources, John Bahoric Design, and RMIT architecture students is the winner of the 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Melbourne, and generates 2,220 MWh of clean energy. Light Up, by NH Architecture, Ark Resources, John Bahoric Design, and RMIT architecture students is the winner of the 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Melbourne, and generates 2,220 MWh of clean energy.

The LAGI 2019 competition offers designers and creatives the opportunity to re-imagine energy infrastructure and demonstrate the beauty of a 100% renewable world.

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Extension Grieder-Swarovski / Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten

19 February, 2019 - 04:00
© Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck

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Gwangmyeong YMCA Byeopssi School / JYA-RCHITECTS

19 February, 2019 - 03:00
© Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel
  • Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS
  • Location: Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Category: Schools
  • Lead Architects: Won Youmin, Jo Janghee
  • Area: 904.27 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Hwang Hyochel, Y

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Ring / Life Style Koubou

19 February, 2019 - 02:00
© Nao Takahashi © Nao Takahashi
  • Architects: Life Style Koubou
  • Location: Fukushima, Japan
  • Category: Residential
  • Lead Architects: Kotaro Anzai, Life style Koubou
  • Other Participants: Kenji Nawa, NAWAKENJI-M
  • Area: 216.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Nao Takahashi

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Emerson . pucp Lima

19 February, 2019 - 01:57
Emerson . pucp Lima
A Room for Archaeologists and Kids . Pachacámac Studio Tom Emerson . pucp Lima Some forty-five students from t5 Juillerat/Manrique at the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, pucp Lima and Studio Tom Emerson at eth in Zurich under the guidance of Guillaume Othenin-Girard collaborated on a six-month investigation that culminated in a design and build … Continue reading Emerson . pucp Lima

Dough & CO / Tomi Atelier Architecs

19 February, 2019 - 01:00
© Xaysavath Sommaly © Xaysavath Sommaly
  • Architects: Tomi Atelier Architecs
  • Location: WJCF+6R, Vientiane, Laos
  • Category: Coffee Shop
  • Lead Architect: Vannavong Sithammarath
  • Team Members: Leekeng Thor, Chansouk Tonxanaxai, Xaysavath Sommaly
  • Area: 152.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Xaysavath Sommaly

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House-K / Atelier KUKKA Architects

18 February, 2019 - 23:00

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Institute at School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada / MO-OF

18 February, 2019 - 22:00
© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner
  • Architects: MO-OF
  • Location: Survey No.4, 4, ITI Rd, Krishna Nagar, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 520008, India
  • Category: University
  • Lead Architects: Shantanu Poredi, Manisha Agarwal
  • Design Team: Shivani Shedde, Shweta Sethi, Richa Raut, Pathik Joshi, Akshay Surana, P Vijay, Rushabh Chheda, Vatsal Upadhyaya, Chintan Shah, Vamsee Janardhan, Tanuj Jain , Nidhi Kacholia, Kunal Mokasdar
  • Area: 38588.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Edmund Sumner

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Nanshanli Hotel / Linjian Design Studio

18 February, 2019 - 21:00
roof. Image © Yang Zhao roof. Image © Yang Zhao
  • Architects: Linjian Design Studio
  • Location: Chongqing, China
  • Category: Renovation
  • Leading Architect: Yang Zhao
  • Design Team: Sitong Ma, Ji Guan, Zijun Wang, Jiawen Song, Chengkai Cai
  • Area: 4680.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Yang Zhao

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Atomic Alchemy: Photographs of Nuclear Landscapes in the American West

18 February, 2019 - 20:08
[ By SA Rogers in Art & Photography & Video. ]

There’s a quiet sense of foreboding permeating this series of black and white photos of old uranium mining towns and nuclear test sites throughout the West, captured by Australian-American photographer Brett Leigh Dicks. The images depict scenes that once held enormous potential: first for progress, then for danger and destruction. Now they’re just empty. “Atomic Alchemy: Nuclear Landscapes Across the American West” explores how these sites scattered across Utah, Idaho, Arizona and New Mexico rose and fell along with public perception of nuclear power in the early stages of its development and post World War II, after the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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SLD Residence / Davidov Partners Architects

18 February, 2019 - 19:00
© Veeral Patel © Veeral Patel

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From Digital to Built: Six Experimentations With Brick

18 February, 2019 - 18:30
© TEM 2015 © TEM 2015

Argentine firm Estudio Arzubialde and Chilean architect Verónica Arcos led a Material Experimentation Workshop in Rosario, Argentina, during which six different groups of students designed and built projects using a variety of brick laying techniques.

Each project used different brick patterns based on simple rules, resulting in a structure with a certain degree of geometric complexity. 

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51N4E . Bourbouze & Graindorge

18 February, 2019 - 18:21
51N4E . Bourbouze & Graindorge
Alveoles . St. Nazaire 51N4E . Bourbouze & Graindorge . + baunetz During the Second World War, a huge submarine base was built by the occupying forces in the city of St. Nazaire, on the French Atlantic coast. When the city was flattened towards the end of the war, the submarine base was the only … Continue reading 51N4E . Bourbouze & Graindorge